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More Knowledge Is Not the Answer

We read articles and listen to talk show doctors. We hear advice from our friends, and most everyone has purchased a book or 50, all in the name of weight loss.

Then there is the $66 billion diet industry always whispering in your ear all of its proven secrets.

The problem lies, not in finding the perfect foods to eat or not to eat, or in having a meal plan or learning your macros. It’s in finding out how you can create a  change for yourself that works and one you can stick to for your life. It is always good to have a working knowledge of calories and macro-nutrients. This will help you navigate your journey. But it is a tool, not the answer.

If this simple knowledge was the answer, we wouldn’t have an obesity crisis. We wouldn’t need another person telling us how to exercise, what to eliminate, and what to sacrifice. All of these problems would be solved!

But unfortunately, we are nowhere near solving these issues.  Problems such as overeating, eating for emotional reasons, and sugar addiction, just to name a few, cannot be fixed with a new “diet.” There are quite a few reasons that can be attributed to the weight loss crisis, but having a new Green, Blue and Red diet is not the answer.

Is there a simple fix? NO

Is it solvable? YES

Some strategies do help, but first, we must look at the real reason all of this is happening. Having a meal plan and utilizing a point system that is all good but ask yourself if you will be able to stick to this for the rest of your life? Is this something you can build into your day, your week, your month? These things might be a good starting point, they definitely bring awareness and that can be helpful. But when you are done, then what will you do?

Maybe it’s time to get off the merry-go-round and find out what works for you.

Let me share some of the major ways you can step up and make a difference for yourself: